I'm new to this. I didn't even know what Md was if I'm honest. I'd always thought I was crazy growing up , I had created a whole new universe, a home to me. I even created a new family, I still daydream about them mostly. I created a new version of me someone who I was proud to be , they helped me grow up. My actual family still don't know about them and I don't know how to explain it too them without them freaking out and sending me to a hospital. I have a history with being sent to one that's why, I know I'm not crazy . I had to find a way to cope and I did , I just need help now. It's like an addiction and It's affecting my everyday plans. It's too much now, I need help. I just want help now. What do I do?
Figuring out why your daydreaming became maladaptive is a good step in bringing back a balance between real life and daydreams. Oftentimes, its a coping mechanism for other mental illnesses or issues that make real life unpleasant. You can also identify your triggers and work to either avoid them or change your response to them.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.
I've found that analyzing the problems my character faces helps me understand the problems that sent me to my dreamworld in the first place. My character was always running from their own problems and was more focused on helping others. When I realized this I was able to see the problems I had been avoiding in my own life.